Thamala marciana maia  Corbet, 1944

Thamala marciana sarupa ♂ Up. Thamala marciana sarupa ♂ Un. Thamala marciana sarupa ♀ Up. Thamala marciana sarupa ♀ Un.
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♀, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)
Thamala marciana sarupa ♂ Up. Thamala marciana sarupa ♂ Un. Thamala marciana sarupa ♀ Up. Thamala marciana sarupa ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Thamala marciana sarupa ♂ Up. Thamala marciana sarupa ♂ Un. Thamala marciana sarupa ♀ Up. Thamala marciana sarupa ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Thamala marciana maia Corbet, 1944
OD : Entomologist 77(3):41.
TL : Tavoy.
Distribution : Myanmar (Tavoy to Mergui),
Thailand (Kanchanaburi to Ranong).

● ssp.maia
ssp.
ssp.sarupa
ssp.marciana
Thamala marciana maia map

Synonyms

Thamola [sic] miniata sparanisa Seiz, 1926 : Gross-Schmett. Erde 9:986, pl.156, fig.g♀. TL. Tavoy.
Thamala marciana sparanisa Evans, 1932 : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.):290. TL. Tavoy - S.Burma.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Thamala marciana ; Godfrey,1930 : 346. (Surat Thani: Khao Poata) (in part)
'Thamala miniata ; Godfrey,1932a : 273. (P)'
'Thamala marciana ; Godfrey,1932a : 273. (P)'
Thamala marciana sarupa ; Pinratana,1981 : 120, pl.21, figs.16,♂,17,♀. (Ranong) (in part)
Thamala marciana sarupa ; Seki,1986 : 19, fig.46. (Ranong)
Thamala marciana sarupa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 668, pl.305, figs.L321c♂,♂,♂,♂(Un) ;pl.306, figs.L321c♀,♀(Un). (Ranong) (in part)
Thamala marciana sarupa ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 706, pl.323, figs.L345b♂,♂,♂,♂(Un). (Ranong) (in part)
Thamala marciana sarupa ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 101, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong Hot Spring; Muang Shone; Khlong Naka) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Kanchanaburi : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 2♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 4♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.30m - 1000m).
I provisionally treat the populations from Kanchanaburi to Ranong as ssp.maia. However, the populations from Ranon to Yala are still unclear and have not been compared sufficiently. The population from Kanchanaburi seems to be a transition to ssp.miniata. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Evans, W.H.,1932 : The identification of Indian butterflies. second edition revised.
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : 10+454pp, 32 pls, 9f.

Corbet, A.S.,1942 : Miscellaneous notes on the butterflies of the Malay Archipelago.
Entomologist 75:172-174.

Corbet, A.S.,1944 : Some notes on the Butterflies of the Langkawi Islands
Entomologist 77(3):39-42.


Thamala marciana maia ♂ Thamala marciana maia ♀
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

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